By Neil Gaiman
One among fiction's so much audaciously unique skills, Neil Gaiman now supplies us a mythology for a latest age -- entire with darkish prophecy, relatives disorder, mystical deceptions, and killer birds. let alone a lime.
God is lifeless. Meet the kids.
When fats Charlie's dad named whatever, it caught. Like calling fats Charlie "Fat Charlie." Even now, two decades later, Charlie Nancy can't shake that identify, one of many many embarrassing "gifts" his father bestowed -- sooner than he dropped useless on a karaoke level and ruined fats Charlie's life.
Mr. Nancy left fats Charlie issues. such things as the tall, handsome stranger who seems to be on Charlie's doorstep, who seems to be the brother he by no means knew. A brother as diversified from Charlie as evening is from day, a brother who's going to teach Charlie the right way to loosen up and feature a bit enjoyable ... similar to pricey previous Dad. And suddenly, lifestyles starts off getting very fascinating for fats Charlie.
Because, you spot, Charlie's dad wasn't simply any dad. He was once Anansi, a trickster god, the spider-god. Anansi is the spirit of uprising, in a position to overturn the social order, create wealth out of skinny air, and baffle the satan. a few stated he may well cheat even dying himself.
Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful long island instances bestseller, American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman deals up a piece of fantastic ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic trip deep into fantasy that's right now startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely humorous -- a real ask yourself of a singular that confirms Stephen King's gleaming evaluation of the writer as "a treasure-house of tale, and we're fortunate to have him."
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And to think I knew ya when…” While we worked together on the remaining machines, Mr. Maxwell entered absorbed in reading something from a tablet. He didn’t acknowledge our presence. I could feel Pip holding his breath while the first mate poured and then sipped. He kept right on moving back out of the mess, never looking up from his reading. Pip and I exchanged glances and I’m sure he was wondering the same thing…did he even notice? My unasked question was answered when I heard his voice from the passage.
That was apparently a good thing. The stranger smiled and I found myself smiling back. He straightened up and shouldered his duffel. I gave him a kind of salute and headed out the “Crew Only” doors to find the shuttle. The hallway beyond the doors led to a security checkpoint and an entry tube. Mom and I had taken trips up to the orbital before. It was a popular tourist destination for residents as it was technically Confederation space and not owned by NerisCo. The exotic shops and restaurants provided variety from the largely homogeneous life on a company planet.
I was supposed to start at the university next month. My mom is—was—a professor there, but she died in a flitter crash. ” O’Rourke stared for a moment but then something changed in her expression. “Good story. ” I pulled out my identification and slotted it into her reader. My particulars popped up on the display. O’Rourke examined it, scrolling and tsk’ing as she scrolled. She’d only checked through date of birth, and education level, before starting to shake her head. ” Her voice was not unkind but she also didn’t look at me.